Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to arrive Belo Horinzonte, the venue of their opening game in the 2013 FIFA Confederations’ Cup this morning after they touched down in Sao Paolo, Brazil yesterday night.
The Eagles traveling plans were thwarted on Thursday, after the players embarked on a striker to demanding for the payment of outstanding match bonuses. FIFA spokesman, Pekka Odriozola confirmed that Eagles arrived late on Saturday in Sao Paolo and they were immediately flown to Belo Horizonte, north of Rio, ahead of Monday’s match against Tahiti.
It was gathered that the Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi intervened in the crisis.
“We are most grateful to the (sports) minister for his intervention in the matter, which means the team can now travel to Brazil on Saturday and arrive in Belo Horizonte before the first match against Tahiti on Monday,” said Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general secretary Musa Amadu.